05 May 2017

News Story: Indian police nab 11 left-wing rebels for fatal ambush on security forces

NEW DELHI, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Indian police said on Thursday that they have taken into custody 11 left-wing Naxalite rebels in connection with the killing of 25 para-military troopers in an ambush in the central state of Chhattisgarh last month.

"Around 11 of them have been taken into custody and all of them belong to the Chintalnar and Chintafuga area of the Sukma district where the ambush took place. They are being interrogated," P. Sundarraj, deputy inspector general of Chhattisgarh police, told the media.

"If there is any evidence of involvement... they would be arrested and prosecuted before court. Efforts are also on to nab all the perpetrators of the attack," he added.

The 25 troopers of the para-military Central Reserve Police Force were killed on April 24 in a fierce gunfight with some 300 armed Naxalite rebels who had laid the ambush on them near Kala Pathar close to the Burkapal-Chintagufa area in Sukma.

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